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Posted on: June 25, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE UPDATE | JUNE 25, 2019 AT 11:30 AM

Chuckegg Creek Wildfire June 25, 2019, AM Update

Firefighters and heavy equipment have been making progress in all priority areas of the Chuckegg Creek wildfire.  Yesterday, on the south side flank crews have advanced the construction of a machine...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE & JACKPOT FIRE UPDATE | JUNE 24, 2019 AT 8:00 PM

Today, many areas in the vicinity of Chuckegg Creek Wildfire did receive the predicted precipitation but there was variable amounts of rain recorded within the fire perimeter. There was no growth of the fire today but there are still hotspots and smoke vi...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE UPDATE | JUNE 24, 2019 AT 11:00 AM

The continued weather trend of cooler temperatures and scattered showers has reduced the current fire behaviour and aided the firefighting efforts.  Despite this shift in weather, the available fuels in thus timber type can rebound quickly. &...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Removal of Evacuation Alert – Town of High Level

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June 24, 2019

Removal of Evacuation Alert – Town of High Level

The Town of High Level has lifted the evacuation alert for the community effective as of 2:00 p.m. today (Monday June 24th).  The Town feels it is safe to lift the alert because of favo...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

AIR QUALITY - Alerts for: High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermilion - Mackenzie Highway

4:53 AM MDT Monday 24 June 2019Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Co. of Northern Lights near Paddle Prairie Smt
  • Mackenzie Co. near Bistcho Lake
  • Mackenzie Co. near Fort Vermilion
  • Mackenzie Co. near High Level and Bushe River Res.
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Posted on: June 23, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE UPDATE | JUNE 23, 2019 AT 8:00 PM

The break in the weather today gave firefighters the opportunity to make good progress on the fireline. Dozers continued to cut line across the top of the fire between Highway 35 and the Peace River. The fire is still active in this area with some flare u...
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Posted on: June 23, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE UPDATE | JUNE 23, 2019 AT 10:30 AM

There was little growth on the fire overnight. There is continual slow movement of the fire to the east/southeast toward the Peace River, some active burning on the west side, and overall smouldering, smoke and hotspots. 

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Posted on: June 23, 2019

SERVICE LEVELS AT NORTHWEST HEALTH CENTRE | JUNE 23, 2019

Service Levels at Northwest Health Centre - posted June 23, 2019 at 7:49 a.m.

Through the continued uncertainty and possible volatility around the current wildfire situation in the High Level area, Alberta Health Services is working toward bringing service...

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Posted on: June 22, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE UPDATE | JUNE 22, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

It took quite awhile for the smoke and fog to lift this morning which kept fire activity suppressed, giving crews the opportunity to work aggressively directly on the fireline. In the area between Highway 35 and the Peace River, dozers worked to put guard...

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Posted on: June 22, 2019

AIR QUALITY - Alerts for: High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermilion - Mackenzie Hwy

10:22 AM MDT Saturday 22 June 2019Special air quality statement in effect for:

  • Co. of Northern Lights near Paddle Prairie Smt
  • Mackenzie Co. near Bistcho Lake
  • Mackenzie Co. near Fort Vermilion
  • Mackenzie Co. near High Level and Bushe River Res.
  • Mackenzie Co. nea...
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Posted on: June 22, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE UPDATE | JUNE 22, 2019 AT 11:00 AM

There was very little change on the wildfire overnight.  There is a two hectare fire on the island in the Peace River and the spot fire on the east side of the river is five hectares.  The spot fire has not grown for a couple of days as ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK WILDFIRE UPDATE | JUNE 21, 2019 AT 10:30 AM

Despite the cooler, more humid overnight conditions, the wind stayed constant through the night and the fire continued to edge towards the Peace River. There was little overnight growth on the rest of the wildfire.
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Posted on: June 20, 2019

HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA UPDATE | JUNE 20, 2019 AT 4:30 PM

There are 7 active wildfires in the High Level Area. Of these fires; 5 are Out of Control (OC), 1 is Being Held (BH) and 1 is Under Control (UC). For information on the Chuckegg Creek Fire, Jackpot Creek Fire and Wildfires of note (HWF093, HWF091 and HWF0...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

CHUCKEGG CREEK WILDFIRE UPDATE | JUNE 20, 2019 AM

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There was little growth on the wildfire over night. Operations continue on the entire wildfire, as outlined in the last update. More detail on the active part of the fire is below.Last night we received zero rain on the east side and negligible amounts on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

High Level Forest Area Wildfire Update | June 20, 2019 at 11 a.m.

The Chuckegg and Jackpot Creek Wildfires Remain Out of Control. Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction Continues. Report new fires by calling 310FIRE(3473).

There are 7 active wildfires in the High Level Area. Of these fires; 4 are Out of Co...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

The Town of High Level remains on an evacuation alert.

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June 19, 2019

The Town of High Level remains on an evacuation alert.

Due to the High volume of alerts regarding the Mackenzie County evacuations, the Town of High Level evacuation alert is no longer listed on the Alberta Emergency Alert website. However, th...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

HIGH LEVEL AREA UPDATE | June 19, 2019 11:30 a.m

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | June 19, 2019 11:30 a.m

There was a 0.5 hectare spot across the Peace River last night in the oxbow northwest of Peace River.  Helicopters with buckets were quick to work on this spot fire.  Airtankers were unabl...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | June 18, 2019 12:30 p.m

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | June 18, 2019 12:30 p.m

The Chuckegg Creek wildfire is now just under 324,209 hectares. The fire moved about 15 km in total yesterday. A current map is attached.

Winds kept the fire active overnight however the fire did not reach D...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Wildfire Update

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June 18, 2019

Wildfire Update

The Wildfire did creep north a few kilometers over night, but is not an immediate threat to the Town of High Level. Winds today are expected from the southwest, which will move the fire to the northeast. This will slow the fire...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Town of High Level Day Camp

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Due to the Town of High Level being on evacuation alert and the recent evacuation of the Mackenzie county, we are suspending our day camp effective immediately until further notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

HIGH LEVEL UPDATE

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June 17, 2019 10:50 PM

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Bushe River and Mackenzie County south of Highway 58 and west of Range Road 150 are under a mandatory evacuation.  The Town of High Level still remains under evacuation alert and it is NOT mandatory to evacuate from th...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

High Level Forest Area Wildfire Update | June 17, 2019 at 9:15 pm

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIREAn evacuation alert is in place for everyone in Rocky Lane and High Level north of the Peace River, west of RR 150 south of Hwy 58, the Town of High Level, south and southeast of the Town including the Dene Tha First Nations, Bushe ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

TOWN OF HIGH LEVEL EVACUATION ALERT

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ALERT FOR POTENTIAL EVACUATION 

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF HIGH LEVEL

ALERT FOR POTENTIAL EVACUATION

An evacuation alert has been issued for residents located in the Town of High Level.The evacuation alert is simply a notificatio...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE Update 4:00 pm June 17, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE Update 4:00 pm June 17, 2019

The wildfire is continuing to work it’s way northward another three kilometers and eastward another six kilometers. The front is approaching and we expect winds to shift and pick up within the n...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE Update 11:00 am June 17, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE Update 11:00 am June 17, 2019

Today is going to be a challenging day on the Chuckegg Creek wildfire.

Mother Nature wasn’t on our side last night as the winds continued to be steady throughout the night, and the hum...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

High Level Update

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June 17, 2019 

Yesterday, winds out of the southwest caused spot fires to cross the fireguard on the portion of the fire just west of the Peace River and north of the ferry.  The fire is being pushed in a northeast direction. Smoke is vis...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Residential Street Parking -Trailers

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June 14, 2019

During the Evacuation Alert, residents were permitted be park trailers on the street to allow for a quick and efficient evacuation if it became necessary. The Evacuation Alert was lifted June 11th. This was done as the wildfires burning in th...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

TOWN OF HIGH LEVEL - UPDATE | JUNE 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM

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The Town of High Level remains in a State of Local Emergency due to the wildfires in our region.  Remaining in a State of Local Emergency allows the Town to respond to possible changing fire conditions and to reintroduce an Evacuation Alert if ch...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

TOWN OF HIGH LEVEL - EVACUATION ALERT UPDATE | JUNE 11, 2019 AT 5:45 P.M.

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The Town of High Level has lifted the Evacuation Alert for the community. This was done as the wildfires burning in the area do not pose an immediate threat to the Town. We do advise everyone to remain vigilant and prepared in the event the wildfire situa...

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 6, 2019 AT 8:00 P.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 6, 2019 AT 8:00 P.M.

Cooler temperatures and varied amounts of rain over the fire have resulted in a decrease in fire activity. However, with the return of warmer weather there is a potential for fire activity to increase.

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Possible Employment Scammers

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Possible Employment Scammers

We have been made aware of companies posting false job ads for services related to the wildfire and recent evacuation. The companies are using interviews to gain personal information from individuals. This is likely an identity...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Possible scam phone calls

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Possible scam phone calls

We’ve been made aware residents have been receiving calls/emails regarding donation requests for the benefit of firefighters or affected residents. To our knowledge there are no organizations collecting funds. Please DO NOT share ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Door-to-door Salesmen/Contractors

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June 6, 2019

It has been brought to our attention that door-to-door salespeople/contractors are offering cleaning services to residents in High Level.

Please speak to your insurance provider before hiring any contractors or cleaning services. Also ask about...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Curbside Pick up

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June 5, 2019

Curbside Pick up

There will be No Curbside pick up this Thursday June 6th.

Please use the blue and green bins that have been placed around High Level for residential garbage. The bins will be removed Monday, June 10th.

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 05, 2019 AT 7:30 P.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 05, 2019 AT 7:30 P.M.

Cooler temperatures and varied amounts of rain over the fire have resulted in a decrease in fire activity. However, with the return of warmer weather there is a potential for fire activity to increase. T...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Sprinkler Ban is lifted

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You can now water your lawn and wash your vehicles. 

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 05, 2019 AT 10:30 A.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 05, 2019 AT 10:30 A.M.

Recent scattered rain showers and cooler temperatures have helped decrease fire activity. This in result is continuing to help firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft to establish containment in pri...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Addiction, mental health supports in place for residents

Addiction, mental health supports in place for residents

June 4, 2019

HIGH LEVEL — Alberta Health Services will be providing enhanced addiction and mental health services over the next few weeks to support residents in their return to High Level following t...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Northwest Alberta Wildfire Evacuation Payment

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Northwest Alberta Wildfire Evacuation Payment

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Main Floor Provincial Building10106-100 AveHigh Level Alberta780-841-4315

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (closed for lunch)1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Message from Mayor Crystal McAteer

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June 3, 2019

Message from Mayor Crystal McAteer

After two long weeks we finally welcomed home the residents of High Level and the surrounding area.

It is comforting to know that there are so many amazing people that have been so willing to help. Thank you ju...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Possible scam phone calls

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June 3, 2019

Possible scam phone calls

We’ve been made aware residents have been receiving calls regarding donation requests for the benefit of firefighters. To our knowledge there are no organizations collecting funds. Please DO NOT share your personal inf...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

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Posted on: June 2, 2019

Reception Centre message

June 2, 2019

At 10 a.m. Monday, the mandatory evacuation order for High Level, the surrounding areas of Mackenzie County and the community of Bushe River will be lifted and people will be allowed back into their homes.

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Posted on: June 2, 2019

Re-entry Packages

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We are excited to welcome you home Monday June 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. 

You can download the re-entry package here.

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Posted on: June 2, 2019

Welcome Home Monday!

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Welcome Home Monday!

June 2, 2019

High Level and the surrounding area is re-opening its doors to welcome you back.

At 10 a.m. Monday, the mandatory evacuation order for High Level, the surrou...

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Posted on: June 2, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 02, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 02, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

Firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft continue to focus on establishing containment in priorities areas. Structural and wildland firefighters continue to work around Paddle Prairie to protect valu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 01, 2019 AT 09:00 P.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 01, 2019 AT 09:00 P.M.

Firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft are focusing on establishing containment in priorities areas. The fire continues to be active with growth on the west side today. Structural and wildland fire...

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Posted on: June 1, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 01, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | JUNE 01, 2019 AT 10:00 A.M.

Firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft are focusing on establishing containment in priorities areas. The Chuckegg Creek Fire demonstrated active fire behaviour yesterday with winds out of the east,...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 31, 2019 AT 09:00 P.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 31, 2019 AT 09:00 P.M.

Firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft are focusing on establishing containment in priorities areas. The Chuckegg Creek Fire demonstrated active fire behaviour on the south and west sides today. Fir...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Police duck out of trouble

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May 31, 2019

Police duck out of trouble

The RCMP have been working tirelessly to protect our communities. They played a vital role in the smooth evacuation of High Level and have continued to assist with evacuations in other communities. Officers are patrol...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

One of the biggest wildfires in Alberta's History

May 31, 2019

The Chuckegg Creek wildfire has grown to more than twice the size of Edmonton.

It is one of the biggest wildfires in Alberta’s history and is almost half the size of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire.

The wildfire continued moving southeast on Wed...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 31, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 31, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

Firefighters, heavy equipment, and aircraft are focusing on establishing containment in priorities areas, including: north of Highway 58, from Highway 35 to the Peace River, the Paddle Prairie area, and ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 30, 2019 AT 8:30 P.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 30, 2019 AT 8:30 P.M.

The Chuckegg Creek Fire experienced extreme fire behaviour yesterday with significant growth to the south. Continued hot and dry conditions along with variable, gusty winds have proved a challenge to fire...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

For the Town of High Level and the residents immediately surrounding,

May 30, 2019

For the Town of High Level and the residents immediately surrounding,

We are still working towards getting you home this weekend. We have no firm timelines, and ask you to remain patient as we work hard on this plan. We will continue to give yo...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Smoke Advisory May 30, 2019 12:00 p.m.

May 30, 2019 12:00 p.m. 
Smoke Advisory
Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility in some areas.
Individuals may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or short...
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Posted on: May 30, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 30, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 30, 2019 AT 11:00 A.M.

The Chuckegg Creek Fire (High Level area) experienced extreme fire behaviour yesterday with significant growth to the south towards Paddle Prairie, across Highway 35 by Highway 697 and spotted across the...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Slave Lake 8 Hour Evacuation alert notice.

Please monitor the Slave lake Website for updates on the Slave Lake Evacuation alert notice. 

https://www.slavelake.ca/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=662 

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Highway Update May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

Highway Update

What’s new:

Highway 35 North of High Level is restricted to the public, but essential and emergency services traffic will have access.

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 28, 2019 AT 9:00 P.M.

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 28, 2019 AT 9:00 P.M.

The weather forecast today brought hot temperatures and gusty, variable winds. The weather resulted in extreme fire behaviour on the north, west, and south parts of the fire. Established guard lines aroun...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

A message to all the local Businesses in the Town of High Level

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May 28, 2019

A message to all the local Businesses in the Town of High Level

Thank you for all of the offers to return to High Level to have your businesses up and running for re-entry.

At this time, all of the services and businesses needed to make for a sa...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Message From Canada Post

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Canada Post has put contingency measures in place to serve residents of High Level during the threat of wildfires. Where mail cannot be delivered, we have secured mail and parcels at one of our facilities. In some locations, mail i...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Alerts for: High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermilion - Mackenzie Hwy

Alerts for: High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermilion - Mackenzie Hwy

Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility.Winds will continue to shift to southwesterly bringing near-surface smoke to areas northeast...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 27, 2019 AT 8:00 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE | MAY 27, 2019 AT 8:00 PM

Today, the winds were lighter than expected and it made for a safe environment for firefighters to continue working on establishing fire guard around the fire perimeter.

The weather forecast tomorrow will co...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Message from the Mayor and Council

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May 27, 2019

Message from the Mayor and Council

The Wildfire South of town does not currently pose any threat to the Town of High Level. I’d like to thank all of you for your patience, it is not easy to be away from home, and your regular lives but we are s...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Alberta Health Service Mental Health Options

If you are impacted directly or indirectly by the #abwildfires, remember that it is OK to ask for help. Everyone deals with stress differently. Call the Mental Health Help Line 24/7 at 1-877-303-2642 or visit www.ahs.ca/helpintoughtimes #stress #trauma #m...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 27, 2019 AT 11:00 AM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 27, 2019 AT 11:00 AM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (SOUTHWEST OF HIGH LEVEL)

The weather forecast today will be bringing hotter temperatures and variable winds. This forecast will produce extreme and unpredictable fire behaviour conditions a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 26, 2019 AT 9:30 PM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 26, 2019 AT 9:30 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (SOUTHWEST OF HIGH LEVEL)

Today’s weather conditions led to increased wildfire activity. Extreme fire behaviour was observed on the north and west sides of the fire, away from the town. The w...

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Posted on: May 26, 2019

ATTENTION: Town of High Level access requirement

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May 26, 2019

ATTENTION: Town of High Level access requirement

All current SUPERVISORS of  Non-Uniformed Emergency Service Workers and Service Providers that are working the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire southwest of High Level, and in the Town of High Le...

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Posted on: May 26, 2019

Northwest Alberta wildfire evacuation payment

May 26, 2019 Northwest Alberta wildfire evacuation paymentVisit alberta.ca/emergency to apply for the evacuation payment.Please call 310-4455 for any questions. 

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Posted on: May 26, 2019

Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility.

Alerts for: High Level - Rainbow Lake - Fort Vermilion - Mackenzie Hwy

Smoke from wildfires in northern Alberta is causing poor air quality and reducing visibility.Winds will continue to shift to southwesterly bringing near-surface smoke to areas northeast...

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Posted on: May 26, 2019

Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help

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While you cannot control a stressful situation such as a natural disaster like #abwildfires, you can control how you react to it. Find the tools and strategies that will work best for you: https:...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 25, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 25, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

Tomorrow’s expected forecast could pose danger to firefighters working on parts of the fire perimeter. Gusty winds out of the southwest and high temperatures will increase fire activity. Despite the expected weathe...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level Evacuees May 25, 2019

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May 25, 2019

 Approximately 5,097 residents have been registered as an evacuee from the area affected by the Chuckegg Creek Wildfire located southwest of High Level.

We ask evacuees if you have not already registered, please do so at one of the fol...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Atco Update May 25, 2019

Due to the volatile nature of wildfires, ATCO is securing large-scale backup generators that we can draw on to provide power communities, if needed

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level IDA Update May 25, 2019

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High Level IDA is available for any prescription or drugstore needs throughout the evacuation.

This includes:

  • Consultations are available for wildfire emergency workers.
  • Prescription information can be made available with other pharmacies and h...
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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level Evacuees

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Firefighter photos

Firefighters continue working to extinguish hotspots along the northeast side of the fire perimeter.

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Statement From Mayor McAteer, Chief Ahnassay, Reeve Knelsen

To our residents:

We know you want to get back into your homes and communities.

We know it’s extremely difficult and frustrating being away longer than anticipated.

You’re lives have been disrupted and it’s very unsettling not to have all the answers.

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

High Level Wildfire Update May 25, 2019 11:00 a.m.

High Level Wildfire Update May 25, 2019

The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level. The last recorded size is approximately 99, 250 hectares. Firefighters have completed a successful controlled burn technique to ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2019

Alberta Health Service Mental Health Options

Experiencing an evacuation can be stressful and overwhelming. If you need to talk, call the Mental Health Help Line at 1-877-303-2642 or Health Link at 811 #wildfire #HighLevel #GPAB #FMM #YMM #SlaveLake Find information, health-related resources and upda...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 24, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level. The last recorded size is approximately 99, 250 hectares.

Firefighters have completed a successful controlled burn technique to create a containment boundary along high...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level Sprinkler Photos

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Structural firefighters have been working hard in High Level and area. Below is a photo of firefighters testing the sprinkler systems that have been established in the Town of High Level.

Photo from the Government of Alberta 

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Message from the Mayor May 24, 2019

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Message from Mayor Crystal McAteer

Yesterday, I went to the evacuation centres in Fort Vermilion and La Crete. I am happy to report that our evacuated residents are being well- taken –care- of. The volunteers and the reception centre workers have been doin...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Additional Resources for Evacuees

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Additional Resources for Evacuees 

Health Services 

  • For Health advice or information on health services, call Health Link at 811 or 1-866-408-LINK (5465)
  • For mental health support, call the helpline at 1-877-303-2642 if you’re stressed, ove...
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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Firefighters work Structure Protection Youtube Video

About 160 structural firefighters, locally based and from across Alberta, are working to protect homes and commercial buildings threatened by the fire on the southwest side of High Level.

Fire departments and commercial fire-protection crews have travelled...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Atco Update May 24, 2019

Atco Update May 24, 2019

We offer our heartfelt thanks to our partners in #Ag and #Forestry and all of the brave first responders supporting the #ABfire efforts. Together, we continue to make progress in High Level, Mackenzie Cou...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level wildfire Update May 24, 2019

The Chuckegg Creek Wildfire (High Level area) remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level and is still classified as Out of Control (OC).The last recorded size is approximately 99, 250 hectares.Firefighters have completed a successful&a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level and area Evacuees,

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May 24, 2019

High Level and area Evacuees,

The wildfire southwest of the Town of High Level is still classified as out of control and the danger to the Town of High Level and area is still very real. The Town of High Level understands that this is a difficu...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

High Level Evacuees May 24, 2019 8:30 a.m.

We ask evacuees if you have not already registered please do so at one of the following Evacuation Centres:

Slave Lake Legacy Centre400 6 Ave NE, Slave Lake, ABPhone: 780-843-5651.Directions: Take Highway 88 south to Slave Lake, turn right on to Caribou Tr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

High Level Wildfire Update May 23, 2019

The wildfire danger for the High Level Forest Area has climbed to Extreme. Due to warmer temperatures, gusty winds and no significant rainfall in the forecast. A Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is now in effect. Please use caution in the fore...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

High Level Wildfire Structure Protection May 23, 2019

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Municipal firefighters continue to arrive in High Level from areas all over Alberta. There are 154 firefighters and approximately 60 firetrucks and support units. Municipal Firefighters continue to work with Alberta Wildfire firefighters on protection eff...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Town of High Level NEWS RELEASE

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NEWS RELEASE

Fire crews, sprinklers keeping High Level-area safe from wildfire

May 23, 2019

Efforts to protect the homes, businesses and structures in the Town of High Level and surrounding area are going well and continue to be a priority ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

High Level Evacuees May 23, 2019 8:00 p.m.

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We ask evacuees if you have not already registered please do so at one of the following Evacuation Centres:

Slave Lake Legacy Centre400 6 Ave NE, Slave Lake, ABPhone: 780-843-5651.Directions: Take Highway 88 south to Slave Lake, turn right on to Caribou Tr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Thank You! May 23, 2019 6:30 p.m.

May 23, 2019

Mayor and Council of the Town of High Level is very grateful to all of the communities that have been so welcoming to our residents. You have become a place of comfort for them in this difficult time. We are thankful that you are able to help ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Controlled Ignition Operations May 23, 2019 4:30 p.m.

May 23, 2019 4:30 p.m.
Firefighters are continuing, some Controlled Ignition Operations around the community of High Level. Therefore smoke will be seen close to town.
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Posted on: May 23, 2019

MEDIA NOTICE Media availability on High Level-area wildfire

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MEDIA NOTICE

Media availability on High Level-area wildfire

May 23, 2019

High Level emergency responders and officials will address media and provide an update on activities conducted in the last 24 hours in and around the town site.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 22, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 22, 2019 AT 9:00 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (SOUTHWEST OF HIGH LEVEL)

The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level and is classified as Out of Control (OC). Due to northeast winds and resources...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Structural Protection May 22, 2019 @8:00 p.m.

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Structural Protection has been completed to the treed area and on the southwest side of the Town of High Level.   Structural protection is presently being established on the northwest side of the town. There are now approximately 130 municipal fi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Attention Evacuees May 22, 2019 6:30 p.m.

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If you have been displaced by the wildfires:1. Ask your insurance representative what living expenses you’re entitled to, and for what period of time.2. Keep all receipts for your living expenses, while displaced.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Atco Update may 22, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Last night our ATCO team successfully restored temporary power to Mackenzie County, the Town of High Level, La Crete, Fort Vermillion, Dene Tha’ First Nation and surrounding communities in Northwest Alberta that have been without power due to wi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Town of High Level Update May 22, 2019 4:30 p.m.

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Town of High Level Update May 22, 2019 4:30 p.m.

There continues to be no immediate threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of town. The wildfire is still classified as out of control and it is still unsafe to allow resi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Pets, May 22, 2019 3:30 p.m.

May 22, 2019 3:30 p.m.

Animal Control has arrived and are collecting household pets that have been left behind in High Level and area. All the collected pets will be moved to a safe and secure location outside of the Town of high level.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 AM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 AM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (FIRE NUMBER, HWF042, SOUTHWEST OF HIGH LEVEL)

- The Chuckegg Creek Fire remains approximately 3 km southwest of the Town of High Level and is classified as Out of Control (OC). Due to curre...
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Posted on: May 22, 2019

High Level Wildfire Hazard Reduction May 22, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Firefighters are currently, doing some hazard reduction burning around the community of High Level. In anticipation of a larger operation this afternoon. Therefore smoke will be seen close to town.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

ATCO Media Statement

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 PM

WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 10:30 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (FIRE NUMBER, HWF042)

  • Great progress was made by heavy equipment and firefighters today, due to lighter winds out of the northeast. This in result aided crews on protecting power line poles ...
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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Statement from Atco Electric Re: Electrical Service May 21, 2019 @8:00 PM

Statement from Atco Electric Re: Electrical Service May 21, 2019 @8:00 PM

1. Unfortunately, the ongoing wildfires in the High Level and Mackenzie County area have affected electric transmission lines servicing the High Level and Le Crete communities.

2. Thi...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

High Level Evacuees

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Attention High Level evacuees, if you have not registered please do so at one of the following Evacuation Centres:

Slave Lake Legacy Centre400 6 Ave NESlave Lake, ABPhone: 780-843-5651.

Directions: Take Highway 88 south to Slave Lake, turn right on to Carib...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Statement from Crystal McAteer, Mayor of High Level

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Statement from Crystal McAteer, Mayor of High Level

 

First, of all, I would like to reassure the citizens that the Town of High Level has been fully evacuated. Our amazing fire crews are doing everything possible to protect the properties, the hom...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

ALBERTA WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 12:00 PM

AB WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 21, 2019 AT 12:00 PM

THE CHUCKEGG CREEK FIRE (FIRE NUMBER, HWF042)

  • The Chuckegg Creek fire has grown due to warm temperatures and strong winds. This fire is approximately 79, 805 hectares. This fire is located approximately 3 km sou...
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Posted on: May 21, 2019

TOHL not accepting donations

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At this time please note The Town of High Level and Area are not accepting donations. We thank you for your concern, for more information please continue to monitor the Town Website at www.highlevel.ca and the Alberta Wildfire website at ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Update as of May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

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Update as of May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

There is no immediate threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of town. The Town of High Level was successfully evacuated as of 10:00 p.m. May 20, 2019. We would like to thank all th...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Structure protection as of May 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM

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The Town Sprinkler Plan has been 90% implemented. Fire crews from across the Province have been working throughout the day sprinkling properties and wildland areas within the Town of High Level and Mackenzie County. Fire Crews will be patrolling the commu...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

TOHL not accepting donations

At this time please note The Town of High Level and Area are not accepting donations. We thank you for your concern, for more information please continue to monitor the Town Website at www.highlevel.ca and the Alberta Wildfire website at www.wildfire.albe...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Statement from Atco Electric Re: Electrical Service May 20, 2019 @6:35 PM

Ongoing wildfires in the High Level area have affected electric transmission lines servicing the High Level and Le Crete communities. Our crews worked diligently through the day and replaced damaged structures as planned. There were more structures damage...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Town of High Level Evacuation Notice

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The Town of High Level is now issuing an Evacuation Order for the town as of May 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Evacuations will be carried out by zones, within town limits. Residents are recommended to secure their residences (lock doors and windows) take any per...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mackenzie County Evacuation Livestock support

The County has arranged for stock trailers to assist any residents in the evacuation area that need support moving livestock. If you require assistance contact Dave Schellenberg with the County at 780-821-3103. When you call, the more information you can ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Mandatory Evacuation Mackenzie County Residents South and Southeast of high level

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Mackenzie County has declared a State of Local Emergency and has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents living South and Southeast of the Town of High Level (see map). All evacuees must register at t...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

TOHL General Public Inquires

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For general public inquires High Level residents can contact the Town of High Level Municipal Office at 780-926-2201.

Please continue to monitor the Town Website at www.highlevel.ca and the Alberta Wildfire website at www.wildfire.alberta.ca. And Download ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Tolko Industries Operations Suspended

May 20, 2019 @ 12:12 PM TOLKO INDUSTRIES 

Operations at the Tolko Mill have been suspended until further notice due to the power outage

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Town of High Level State of Local Emergency May 20, 2019 11:15 AM

At 11:15 AM the Town of High Level Municipal Council had declared a State of Local Emergency(SOLE) for the Town of High Level.  The SOLE allows the municipality to invoke additional legislative powers where required to control an emergency. &...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level and Area Evacuation Alert May 20, 2019 @11:00 AM

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As a result of the fire behavior over the last few days The Town of High Level is now issuing an Evacuation Alert for High Level and area as of May 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. The purpose of the Evacuation Alert is to inform residents of a potential or current...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level & Area Wildfire Update May 20, 2019 @10:00 AM

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As of 10:00 a.m. May 20, 2019, the town remains in no immediate danger, but residents are recommended to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if conditions change.

The eastern flank of the fire had slow growth over night. The HLFD will begin Sprinkl...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level Electricity Update May 20, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

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The power is out in the entire north and east regions, including the of Town of High Level, First Nation Reserves and all of Mackenzie County. Atco Electric is working to restore the electricity with an estimated time of 6-8 hours.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

High Level and Area Wild fire Update May 20, 2019 @9:00 AM

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As of 9:00 a.m. May 20, 2019, the town remains in no immediate danger, but residents are recommended to remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate if conditions change.

The eastern flank of the fire had slow growth over night. The HLFD will begin Sprinkle...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

High Level Area Wildfire Update

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Although there is no imminent danger to the Town of High Level from the wildfire south of town, our Fire Department is preparing for the possible protection of Norbord.  A number of fire departments will be arriving to assist with the protection ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2019

Preparing for an Emergency

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To keep up to date on the most recent information you can download the Alberta Emergency Alert App https://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/content/about/mobileapp.html or the Alberta Wildfire App https://open.alberta.ca/interact/alberta-wildfire. Informatio...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

FIRE BAN & OHV Ban is now in effect

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The wildfire danger for the High Level Forest Area has climbed to Very High. Due to warmer temperatures, gusty winds and no significant rainfall in the forecast. A Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is now in effect. Please use caution in the fo...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

FVSD Bus Loop Construction

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Commencing the week of May 6th, 2019 the Fort Vermilion School Division will be constructing a ‘bus loop’ immediately south of the existing track at High Level Public School.  This project will create a centralized bus pick-up...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Volunteer Income Tax Help

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